Europe / France / Provence
Far from the tourist bustle, the property Mas Charmant is nestled in a quiet valley, a true natural setting, just 2 km from the village of Les Baux de Provence, one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France" located in the heart of the Alpilles.
Built in the 17th century, with an older part built on the remains of a chapel, the Mas (farmhouse) is surrounded by two hectors of orchard land, numerous olive trees, almond trees and a pine forest. There are many terraces, an interior courtyard laid out as a garden and, in front of the farmhouse, a shaded area where a marble table sits for "Al fresco" dinners.
Completely restored in a sober and contemporary spirit, this farmhouse has retained all the charm and character of its 17th century dry stone building. In a very beautiful environment, this residence of epicureans par excellence, houses many works of art, books and music that await you.
The Mas consist of an entrance hall leading to a large living room with a fireplace under a vaulted area overlooking the inner courtyard, a vestige of the old chapel. There is a fully equipped American kitchen with granite counter, dishwasher, appliances, etc.) that opens outside onto the south terrace. A scullery opens onto a terrace to the north. Large space for meals table for 12 people is extended by a comfortable library area.
There are five bedrooms to accommodate eight to ten guests.
Outside is an open 2.8 hectare park of great natural wealth surrounding it. Wild nature in its purest form! Mediterranean essences, cypresses, fig trees, oleanders, lavender... olive trees, albizzia and its pretty pink cotton balls, century-old plane tree, pots of various and varied flowers, cacti, etc. A stone basin strewn with water lilies under which hide goldfish, the noise of the small fountain which will relax you in no time, the song of the cicadas, a marble table, wood, pedestal tables chairs, armchairs scattered here and there, benches, deck chairs, and sun beds.
Secret corners, recessed nooks, an interior courtyard with its authentic wash house (it is here that you will not fail to meet a couple of turtles!), shaded or hidden terraces, a wooden hut in the hill, a perched hut in the trees, games for children, a corner reserved for Pétanque/ Boules, and a Roman-like basin. There is a beautiful long swimming pool and its beach on the edge of the hill. A permanent invitation to idleness, and the art of living under the Provençal sun.
This area of Provence boasts history and beautiful scenery not only of the Alpilles hills but also of the ruined castle which dominates the landscape surrounding Les Baux de Provence. The castle can be traced back to the 10th century. The local people finally destroyed it in 1632 to bring an end to the centuries of conflicts, revolts, sieges and wars of religion, which had taken, place there. Today, quaint artisan shops and restaurants line the tiny cobbled streets. A wider range of amenities can be found at Mausanne les Alpilles and at St-Remy-de-Provence, birthplace of Nostradamus, both of which are within easy reach of this villa.
A 25 minutes drive north from the Mas is the medieval Papal city of Avignon, now a UNESCO World Heritage site and site of the world's biggest gothic palace. The city of Arles is just to the south with an impressive Roman arena, once holding 20,000 spectators. This is the gateway to the wetlands of the Camargue with its diverse wildlife ranging from pink flamingos to white horses and black fighting bulls.
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Sleeps 10 Guests
- Air conditioning in an upstairs bedroom – Fans in the other bedrooms
- Tree house
- Children's games
- Wi-Fi Internet
- Swimming pool of 15 x 5m with Roman staircase
- Salt filtration
- Secured by an alarm
- Washing machine
- Tumble Dryer
- Ironing kit
- Hair dryer
- Bath and pool towels
- Granite countertops
- Electric oven
- Microwave oven
- Gas stove (5 burners)
- Al fresco dining
- Office area
- Interior courtyard with fountain
- Large private car park with carport
- DVD Player
- Pétanque/ Boules
- Hi-fi system
- Animals are possibly accepted after prior request to the owners (breed and photo of the animal required)
Bedroom 1 (Ground Floor): Spacious suite Queen size bedroom double bed (160 cm) with private bathroom with shower & WC opening on to the north terrace (pedestal fan)
Bedroom 2 (Ground Floor): Spacious suite Queen size bedroom double bed (160 cm) with private shower room & WC (pedestal fan). Independent, this very pleasant suite has direct access to the magnificent interior courtyard
Bedroom 3 (Upstairs): Large Queen size bed (160 cm), air-conditioned bedroom with fireplace and small sofa with a TV with DVD player, view of the countryside from the west window, and direct access to the south-facing gallery and a panoramic view of the entire property and the surrounding hills
Bedroom 4 (Upstairs): Adjoining bedroom 5, small double bedroom (140 cm), & hidden in-wall cupboard
Bedroom 5 (Upstairs): Twin bedroom 2 single bunk beds (90 cm). Both overlook the south balcony
Swimming pool of 15 x 5m, depth of 1.20 to 1.70m - Roman staircase 3 steps, salt filtration, secured by an alarm
Staff and Services
Household linen as well as bath and pool towels are provided (All sheets, bath towels and towels are changed weekly for rentals of 2 weeks or more)
Cleaning during the stay included 2-3 hours per week
Final cleaning included
Maintenance of the exteriors and the swimming pool is provided by the owners
Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)
Possibility of additional cleaning hours
Concierge Service & Assistance
Pre stocking of the house
Les Baux-de-Provence 2 km
Mausanne les Alpilles 4.2 km
St-Remy-de-Provence 6.5 km
Arles 20 km
Avignon (TGV) 30 km
Nimes airport 40 km
Marseille airport 60 km
Golf, walking, cycling, horse riding nearby
The construction of the Mas/farmhouse and its location within the property does not require the installation of air conditioning throughout the building. However, to meet any need, fans are available in all rooms
Animals are possibly accepted after prior request to the owners (breed and photo of the animal required)
No smoking inside Villa
Check in time: 4pm to 6pm
Check out time: before 10am
Note: check-ins may not be permitted after 8pm or may require an additional fee
Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.